Drama

The Carpetbaggers

  • Directed By: Edward Dmytryk

Synopsis: The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film starring George Peppard as a character based largely on Howard Hughes and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played the following year in a prequel starring Steve McQueen in the part. Carroll Baker portrayed an actress inspired by Jean Harlow, who appeared in Hughes' film epic Hell's Angels. The Carpetbaggers was directed by Edward Dmytryk, filmed in 70mm, and was Alan Ladd's final film; Ladd died some months before its release.In the movie, George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures.

Cast
Alan Ladd

Nevada Smith

Carroll Baker

Rina Marlowe Cord

Robert Cummings

Dan Pierce

Martha Hyer

Jennie Denton

Elizabeth Ashley

Monica Winthrop

Lew Ayres

'Mac' McAllister

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Writers: John Michael Hayes
Meta Score: Coming Soon
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Release Date: Apr 7th, 1964
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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